fmccormi (21) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight pour from a twist-off, 355ml bottle to small tumbler; best by of December 11, 2011 printed on label (111211)
Appearance (2/5): Clear, golden body with maybe a finger of bone-white head fading quickly to a thin ring around the edge and a hazed surface. The body’s actually almost exactly what “piss yellow” looks like (which is also, coincidentally, half of Michigan and USC’s colors).
Smell (4/10): Weak, but smells like the style should (aside from weakness)—a little bit of biscuity malt, and some mild herbal hops.
Taste (7/10): Mild hop bitterness enhanced by the clean, crisp malt profile make for a moderately bitter start, followed by just a hint of pale / biscuity malt, a little chalky, with a very mild undercurrent of sweetness. Bitterness comes back around in the finish, in a medicinal sort of way.
Mouthfeel (4/5): Smooth, velvety carbonation that covers the tongue, punctuated with bursts of little bubbles—really pretty nice. Crisp, clean, really pretty smooth.
Overall (15/20): This is definitely a beer whose flavor profile and mouthfeel are enhanced by the temperature at which it’s served—that is to say, drink this very, very cold. When I studied abroad in Brazil as an undergrad, this was my favorite of the cheap, fizzy yellow beers there. It’s not great, but for what it is and for what it’s meant for—that is to say, something refreshing and ice-cold—this is about as good as you’re going to get in Brazil. I don’t think a lot of people share my opinion in this, but they are all wrong, for the most part.
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 Golden colour with a short lived white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is lightly sweet but with a small bitter hoppy finish. You would of course take this over regular Brahma but I would still reach for any Brazilian craft beer if there were choice.
JohnRMurdoch (4197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Alta Floresta, Brazil. Grassy cereal biscuit aroma. Pale golden yellow colour. Dry grassy biscuit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Hype of the description doesn’t match the reality.
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Garafa Apocalipso Point Bar, Diamantina. Pours light golden with small head. More full bodied than other Brazilian pale lagers. Some complexity to the taste with some sweetness. Enjoyed this.
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Commom brazilian macro with a bit more of body. refreshing with a weak body and malt taste. Low bitterness
SudsMcDuff (7742) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
also had while packing up in brazil. light yellow gold .. sept 29 2:07pm 2009 .. . smells like diet honey .. . sparse foam .. . sooo boring.. . lacks body and taste .. . a waste of my time and liver functions...
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2009
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma is probably more similar to urine than any beer I’ve had. I know that phrase gets tossed around a lot, and I haven’t really seen the connection before, but this one actually did smell like urine. Not like foul, super dehydrated nasty ass gross person urine, just your everyday pee. Closely related to this, it had a slight gueuze like character-too faint and fleeting to do all that much though. Also, some sweet hay. I can’t comment on the flavor’s proximity to urine’s, but I can say that it at least followed suit with the aroma. Very slight funk. Light sweetness.
vitor666 (6) - BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2009 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Era para ser premium hoje eh encontrada em qualquer (quase) buteco, o que eh bom pois aqui(no brazil) a preferencia é por qualquer coisa aguada e massivamente difundida pela midia.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted at a The LoSBD meeting, thanks to dm9831: This had an extremely pale yellow body with a short white head and spotty lacework. It had an aroma of canned corn and a flavor to match, although suggestions of a hop bitterness showed up near the end. Mostly harmless.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
clear pale yellow, white head, some lace. nose is corny, flavor follows suit, mildly corn syrupy. watery mouth feel, very very slightly biter finish. a forgettable beer. sample at a LoSBD tasting. individual bottle purchased at a super mercado in cambui, campinas, SP, brasil.